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The Mining Act

The Mining Act (Made by the Governor in Executive Council on the 7th day of September, 1947) The Act provides the legal framework governing mining and its operations. It also indicates the sanctions or penalties for non-compliance. 

Sections of this Act deal with:

  1. Prospecting Rights
  2. Exclusive Prospecting Licences
  3. Mining Leases
  4. Special Mining Leases for Bauxite of Laterite
  5. Two ancillary regulations:
  • The Mining (Safety and Health) Regulations, 1977
  • The Mining Regulations

Mines & Geology Division
Ministry of Transport & Mining

address: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6
(876) 927-1936
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